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Mexican Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Sue Lau
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Marinating time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican


  • outdoor grill or indoor griddle



  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp (15-20 count)
  • Prepared Garlic Bread (optional)
  • skewers (wooden ones soaked or use metal ones)


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Peel and devein shrimp, leaving the last tail section intact
  • Soak wooden skewers (best done overnight) or use metal ones.
  • Mix up the marinade, marinate shrimp 30 minutes.
  • Skewer shrimp and grill several minutes on each side, basting with extra marinade. You can griddle or cook inside in a skillet if you prefer.
  • Serve hot, with toasted garlic bread.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword camarones a la plancha